Bangkok Design Week, the city’s biggest annual creative and design festival, is back next month with an expanded program that sees events, exhibitions and workshops held across the city.
From Feb 1-9, venues in Ari-Pradipat, Thonglor-Ekkamai, Charoenkrung-Talad Noi and Samyan-Rama IV will host a variety of exhibitions, workshops and discussions based on this year’s theme, “Resilience: New Potential for Living.” In plain speak, that means coming up with creative solutions to make Bangkok more capable of supporting its booming population. Some of the highlight exhibitions, like Imaginary Objects and Cloud-Floor, feature prototypes that allow visitors to test the practicality of the ideas and objects the artists are promoting.
Among the various design showcases, discussions and exhibitions on the agenda is Change SMEs, a talk led by seven speakers behind well-known brands, including Thanavate Siriwattanakul from A Piece(s) of Paper, Supab Chooduang from Baan Somtum and Chana Sumplalung from A49, the architecture firm behind spaces like the Thailand Cultural Center.
Don’t miss the creative agency market (Feb 6-9, 4-10pm) at the Grand Postal Building (1160 Charoenkrung Rd.) and the Pinkoi Market (Feb 1-2, 2-9:30pm; Feb 3-4, 2-8pm) The latter brings fashion, lifestyle and home goods from more than 50 top brands across Asia to Warehouse 30. There will also be live music, film screenings, art shows, performances and open house activities.
For the schedule and full list of events, visit Bangkok Design Week’s official website.